You’re not alone. This anxiety about visiting the dentist is not uncommon and can prevent people from getting the care they need.
If this is a major fear for you, talk to your dentist about options for sedation. If this is something you want to consider, ensure you have someone to drive you to your dental appointment.
Listening to music may also help. If your dentist does not have headsets in the office to listen to music, bring your own – and make sure it’s the type of music that relaxes you rather than energizes you!
Find the right solution that works for you so you don’t neglect those important twice a year appointments.